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Germany: Pellet prices higher by 80% yoy

The war-related effects on energy policy can also be felt on the pellet market, where there is still no [...]

Homann Holzwerkstoffe acquires stake in Egyptian wood-based panel producer

Homann Holzwerkstoffe GmbH acquired a qualified minority stake in wood-based panel producer Nile Wood SAE, based in Sadat, Egypt [...]

Current softwood log inventories at Chinese ports

Softwood log inventories at the China’s main ocean ports totaled 5.7 million m3 on April 30, 2022, a [...]

North America: Some lumber prices increase as inventory woes ease

While many North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber and panel prices stayed flat, others did rise a little bit [...]

Japanese govt to offer financial aid to companies switching from imported to domestic lumber

Japan's Forestry Agency plans to offer financial aid to companies switching from foreign to domestic lumber, following the government [...]

New Zealand: Log export market update in May 2022

Although the May at wharf gate (AWG) New Zealand log export prices are very similar to those offered in April [...]

Setra invests in TC kilns at two sawmills in Sweden

Setra invests in TC wood drying kilns for sawmills in Heby and Hasselfors, Sweden. The kiln in Heby will begin [...]

Record wood prices in France

The increase is reported in all species, with the highest increases in oak and douglas.    France [...]

German Ziegler Group buys two sawmills in Sweden

The German Ziegler Group has recently entered the Swedish market with the purchase of two sawmills in Sweden.   [...]

Logging volume in Russia decreased due to export restrictions; lumber prices drop

During the first quarter of 2022, logging in Russia fell by 2.4%, from 70.7 million cubic meters to [...]